Print vs. Digital Preferences. Study Material and Reading Behavior of Students at the University of Iceland

  • Ágústa PálsdóttirEmail author
  • Sigríður Björk Einarsdóttir
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


The study examined preferences for printed or electronic course material by students at the University of Iceland The questionnaire was adapted from the Academic Reading Questionnaire by Mizrachi. Data was collected as an online survey and response rate was 6%. The main result of the study is that participants were more likely to prefer course material in printed format than electronic. The participants were found to vary somewhat in their preference for reading format by sex and their field of study.


Academic reading Electronic format Printed format Iceland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ágústa Pálsdóttir
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sigríður Björk Einarsdóttir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information ScienceUniversity of IcelandReykjavíkIceland

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